Photoshop Color Strategies, with John Paul Caponigro

True mastery of color requires not only knowing how to use the various color tools available to you, but also knowing how to choose between them, when to apply them, and why to apply them to achieve specific color effects.

True mastery of color requires not only knowing how to use the various color tools available to you, but also knowing how to choose between them, when to apply them, and why to apply them to achieve specific color effects. You can combine all of this new knowledge to craft your own unique artistic signature style. Put the unprecedented power and precision of digital color to work for you and your images now.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: What is Color? (Duration 12:04)

Defining color and examining the components that make up color

Lesson 2: Memory (Duration 03:49)

Making records of color is helpful in remembering specific colors

Lesson 3: Optical Effects (Duration 09:26)

There are a lot of factors that influence how we see color. It is important to know them

Lesson 4: Side by Side Comparison (Duration 05:12)

Aid your visual thinking using variations, masks, and duplicates

Lesson 5: Infinite Variations (Duration 05:36)

Photoshop is a very powerful tool. Take time to explore possibilities when working with color

Lesson 6: Three Types of Color (Duration 06:41)

Ideal color, ambient light, and synthetic are three classifications that will help organize your colors

Lesson 7: Structure a Color Palette (Duration 11:08)

This is an important early step for all visual artists who want to establish a distinct style

Lesson 8: Color Psychology (Duration 10:25)

We respond physically and psychologically to color

Lesson 9: Light Filled Images (Duration 03:25)

How to use components of color to make images seem more light filled

Lesson 10: Luminosity (Duration 10:49)

Luminosity is something our minds use to interpret form, volume, and space

Lesson 11: Increase Hue Contrast (Duration 09:17)

Manipulating hue contrast will add energy to your images

Lesson 12: Reduce Hue Contrast (Duration 10:13)

Blend objects together or spread the ambient energy throughout the entire image

Lesson 13: Increase Saturation (Duration 06:26)

Saturation acts as a kind color volume

Lesson 14: Reduce Saturation (Duration 04:40)

Quiet the image by reducing the saturation of color

Lesson 15: Neutrals (Duration 09:22)

These are memory colors that help us to see tiny shifts in hue because they act as a standard

Lesson 16: Selectivity (Duration 08:18)

Simple selections, gradients, blurred selections and selection tools

Lesson 17: Atmospheric Perspective (Duration 06:28)

An important principle that deals with the push and pull of the three components of color

Lesson 18: Color of Shadows and Highlights (Duration 08:16)

Important to consider when producing ambient effects

Lesson 19: Night (Duration 05:41)

Simulate the ambient effect of night

Lesson 20: Inversion (Duration 09:21)

Inverting luminosity and inverting hue to produce some unique effects

Lesson 21: Transpose Natural Color (Duration 11:56)

Enhance the color values inside the image by pulling the colors of one object onto another

Lesson 22: Synthetic Color (Duration 05:08)

Thinking in new ways and imagining the possibilities of what we can do with color

Meet Your Instructor: John Paul Caponigro

John Paul Caponigro, the author of Adobe Photoshop Master Class, is an internationally reknowned artist. A contributing editor for Digital Photo Pro and Camera Arts and a columnist for Photoshop…

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